Department of Comparative Politics

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Post-doctor Cornelius Cappelen finds in a new article in Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning that inheritance taxation has low legitimacy within the Norwegian population. Nonetheless, he and co-author Jørgen Pedersen conclude, an increase of the tax is principally defensible in light of egalitarian ideals.
In the spring semester 2015 the Department of comparative politics offer a new course titled SAMPOL 208: The Commercialization of Security in Peace and Conflict.
Post-doctor Gyda Marås Sindre has received a mobility grant co-funded by the EU (The Marie Curie Fellowship) and the The Norwegian Research Council. Sindre will study post-conflict political parties.
Professor Siri Gloppen and colleagues study the nature and effects of the juridification of welfare policy in a new edited volume published by Edward Elgar Publishing. Post-doctor Cornelius Cappelen and Professor Lise Rakner contribute chapters.
Visiting scholar Stefan Dahlberg finds in a new article that transitions in issue ownership are fairly common – more common than usually believed – but that the frequency of these transitions largely depends on the precise definition being used. The article is published in Scandinavian Political Studies and is co-authored by Love Christensen and Johan Martinsson.
Professor Lars Svåsand finds in a new article that flawed party regulation has contributed to a deinstitutionalization of the Malawian party system. The article is published in International Political Science Review.
Marybel Perez presents her dissertation 02. December 2014 for the degree of PhD at the University of Bergen: ‘The European Union’s socialising institutions. The role of EU think tanks in EU policymaking’.
Upon an initiative by Professor Stein Kuhnle and Norwegian Social Science Data Services Director Bjørn Henrichsen, author Arild Stubhaug has begun writing the official biography of comparative politics co-founder Stein Rokkan.
Professor Frank Aarebrot and research assistant Kjetil Evjen’s 'Land, makt og følelser' was launched 28. November at Litteraturhuset in Bergen. The book collects Aarebrot’s decades-spanning lectures on European state and nation-building.
CICERO-Director Kristin Halvorsen and Friends of the Earth Norway Leader Lars Haltbrekken joined editors Elisabeth Eide, Siri Gloppen and Lise Rakner to discuss their new edited volume ‘Klima, medier og politikk’.
Professors Siri Gloppen and Lise Rakner have co-edited "Klima, medier og politikk", a book that addresses energy politics discourse with particular emphasis on Norway as a petroleum producer. Elisabeth Eide and Dag Elgsem are co-editors.
Professor Frank Aarebrot and research assistant Kjetil Evjen recently published a new introductory-level text book on European state and nation-building, based on Aarebrot’s lectures.
Postdoctor Yvette Peters finds in a new publication that more affluent citizens influence public policy more than poorer ones, and that differences in turnout partially explains it. The article is published in West European Politics and is co-authored by Sander J. Ensink.
The project seeks to ascertain how much personal responsibility citizens believe they have for their own income. Professors Stein Kuhnle, Siri Gloppen, and post-doc Cornelius Cappelen represent the Department of Comparative Politics in the project.
Jonas Linde and Stefan Dahlberg find in a new article that political representation and government performance matter for satisfaction with democracy. The former is most significant in established democracies, the latter in new democracies. The article is written together with Sören Holmberg.
Associate Professor Michaël Tatham says to Norwegian newspaper Klar Tale that even if certain regions in Europe were to become independent, close relations to the parent state and the EU would be maintained.
World-leading experts on survey-based research methods were among the participants at the 2014 Norwegian Citizen Panel Conference in Bergen, November 6th and 7th. Researchers met to share and discuss experiences with the use of survey-based research methods.
Professor Frank Aarebrot of the Department of Comparative Politics has won the Norwegian Research Council’s 2014 Award for Excellence in Communication of Science. It comprises a cash prize of NOK 250 000.